Meet, for the second time Ben and Hannah! The gorgeous couple who of course had an absolutely stunning wedding and we are delighted to share the second part to their long lasting love story with you.
If you are getting married and looking for inspiration and advice, whether it be for a wedding dress designer or table decorations to a fabulous photographer, then here we are delighted to be able to follow up from the gorgeous engagement shoot of Ben and Hannah. Partnering with the fantastic Sanshine Wedding Photography, here we share their day, with words from the couple themselves and picture perfect photos.
Ben and Hannah married on Saturday 1st August and what a fabulous start to the summer month their wedding was. The couple married at the beautifully charming church, Holy Rood in Watford and they then hosted a romantic wedding breakfast and reception at the Grim’s Dyke hotel in Old Redding.
Tell us about your guests, friends and family mix, more friends, more family…who was the funniest?
We had both sides of close family with us, both sets of parents including Ben’s 99-year-old Nana, and, of course, our wonderful crazy friends. A great moment was when the best man pulled out very large photos of ‘Ben’ during his speech. He later went on to do a striptease in the evening. My father ended up wearing his waist coat inside out and the obligatory tie around the head, it was all very entertaining.
What dressmake designer did you have?
My wedding dress was a Sottero and Midgley that was called Chevelle. I tried and purchased the dress from Brides of Berkhampstead who were wonderful, the service was fabulous.
What menswear did Ben sport?
The mens suits were hired from Moss Bros, Ted Baker, as opposed to buying.
Where did you make/find your wedding and engagement rings?
What shoes did you wear?
My bridal shoes were by Rachel Simpson and Ben’s shoes were by Jeffery West.
What floral decoration and bouquet did you opt for? What type of flowers, colours, arrangements and company?
Wedding bouquets were all based around hydrangea in pale pinks, purples and blues and were provided by Petals from Heaven. The flowers at the venue were set around hurricane lamps in keeping with the bouquet and were also provided by Petals from Heaven.
Who did your hair and make-up?
My wonderful hairdresser Tracey Glynn did hair for myself, my bridesmaids, my mum and….my dad! The make-up for my mum, bridesmaids and myself was done by Michelle Abels, luckily my dad opted not to have a make up makeover!
What super special moments can you recall of the day, from getting ready, to the ceremony to the wedding breakfast and evening reception?
Myself and bridesmaids staying the night before, wearing matching PJs and attempting a pyramid on the bed, this was a funny and special moment that isnt captured but always remembered.
When I standing in the hallway of the Church sharing an emotional moment with my Dad and bridesmaids including flower girls just before walking down the aisle… That was very special.
Sitting at the altar was a wonderful moment. I couldn’t stop looking at Ben. I was so happy!
The speeches were fantastic – Sanshine’s photos speak for themselves!
The evening was amazing. We had our first dance and invited everyone to join us – it ended with everyone singing the lyrics while jumping up and down. The band started (Devastation fronted by the very talented Glynn) and the dancefloor was absolutely packed from the word go. When we finally finished we had a breakaway group who wouldn’t let go and continued to sing Oasis songs! I almost fogot, our first dance was ‘Anyone Else But You’ by the Moldy Peaches.
Congratulations to an amazingly beautiful couple and for sharing an amazingly beautiful day! May you lives be filled with love, laughter and happiness forever and always.